ISLAMABAD: Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia told the court on Friday in corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif that scrap of steel industry was tranferred to Jeddah from Sharjah and not to Dubai.

Judge Muhammad Bashir of an accountability court heard Evenfield reference against Sharif family today during which counsel for the defendant, Khawaja Harris continued with cross examination of Panamagate JIT head.

The hearing was attended by disqualified premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (R) Safdar among others. Zia told during cross examination that a probe was launched after all petitions filed with the apex court were studied.

While answering a question about Gulf Steel Mills, he said that documents suggest that the factory was established in 1978 and its terms were accepted without verification of the contract. Abdul Wahab, a witness of the agreement could not be reached, he added.

Zia said that the JIT holds no document that bears stamp of the top court.

The judge adjourned the hearing until 09:00am on Monday and directed for continuation of cross-examination of Wajid Zia.

Corruption references were lodged with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif family on order of the top court in Panama case.